Could Ike Davis Make Sense For The Padres At First?
By Jason Evans
The Padres could be in the market for a new first baseman. We don’t yet if new GM A.J. Preller intends to keep or dump first baseman Yonder Alonso. I’ve already covered some other options the Padres could look at for first base, and now I’m going to suggest one other possibility, Ike Davis.
Here’s Andy Martino from the NY Daily News:
"It won’t be as high-profile as last winter, but former Met Ike Davis could be once again looking for another team this offseason. Davis batted .235 with 10 homers for the Pirates this year, and there is a strong chance that the team will move Pedro Alvarez to first.Alvarez developed a throwing issue last season, and committed 25 errors. The Pirates have not said definitively that Alvarez will move, but that is the expectation around the league, and one of the reasons that Davis is once again a trade or nontender candidate."
The 27-year old, between the Mets and the Pirates, hit .233 with 11 homers and 51 RBI. Davis is two years removed from a 32 homer and 90 RBI season.
The Padres have to decide whether or not Davis would be an upgrade over Alonso. They also have to decide which guy Davis is. The one from 2012 or the one from the past two seasons.
The Padres don’t have a ton of power, and Davis could provide that. However, what is Davis moving forward?
Davis could be another option for the Padres. We’ll see if they pursue Davis, or another option.